Talks

China, the Modern Nation
by Jane Macartney

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016

In the 20th century few countries experienced such dramatic political, social and cultural change as China. The recently retired China Foreign Correspondent for The Times is well placed to offer an exciting new account of its recent history.

 

China, the Modern Nation

With her background, Jane Macartney will speak of her wide experiences in China.  She is a direct descendant of Lord Macartney, who led the first and famous British diplomatic mission to China in 1793 and will be able to offer an historical perspective.

Jane Macartney’s previous postings have included Reuters Bureau Chief in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Japan. She is a recognised expert on China affairs and a fluent Mandarin speaker.

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